Provost takes the crust at awards

Jim Leishman.
Jim Leishman.

PROVOST of Fife Jim Leishman joined the judging panel for 14th World Scotch Pie Championship.

The competition has attracted a record entry this year, with more than 100 butchers and bakers entering some 500 pies, pastries, sausage rolls, bridies and savouries into the competition which, for the first time, features the new category of the best pie available to buy at a Scottish football match.

The judging took place yesterday (Tuesday) and the winner of the football pie will be announced at the winning football ground in December with the winners of the World Scotch Pie Championships announced on Wednesday, January 9.

Alan Stuart, competition founder, said: “We are delighted to be launching the 14th World Scotch Pie Championships.

“We have a huge number of hard working butchers and bakers who deserve recognition for delivering great products.”

The competition is backed by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders.